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Best Albums of the 1990s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 28,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19901,561151,092 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,585416,286 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,109 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,365 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,674 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,501 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,876 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,632 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185281,891 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,409254,665 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5933,018,092

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,242 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:94,870
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,008 votes)
Comments: 320 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,132 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,768
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,761 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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23.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:690 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:19,370
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,335 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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278.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1992:28Rank Score:1,552
Rank in 1990s278Overall Rank:1,277
Average Rating:  76/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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830.

From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:90Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s830Overall Rank:4,095
Average Rating:  74/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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